Birthmarks and hemangiomas - the face aggressive treatment? - Treatment

June 17, 2007

  • Birthmarks and hemangiomas - the face aggressive treatment?
  • Types
  • Treatment

 birthmarks treatment


Generally, treatment of hemangiomas is not necessary; In addition, it causes some controversy. Some parents believe that the treatment of hemangiomas is necessary because a disfiguring birthmark man, and can lead to social or psychological problems. Physicians, however, often against the treatment of hemangiomas, if they do not cause any physical problems, as they usually disappear by themselves, and in addition, the treatment may have unintended side effects. If the hemangioma causes any problems for the child, can be used the following treatments:

Laser surgery. The laser can stop the growth of hemangiomas. Sometimes a laser is used to remove hemangiomas. Side effects of laser therapy can be a pain, infection, bleeding, scarring and skin diskoloratsiya.

Treatment with corticosteroids. Corticosteroids administered subcutaneously, given orally or applied to the skin. These drugs are most effective when used during the growth phase of the hemangioma. They are used to stop its growth, and sometimes - for the reduction of hemangiomas. It may require prolonged treatment with corticosteroids or several separate treatments. Among the risks associated with these drugs: growth retardation, increased blood sugar Blood sugar - one of the main indicators of human health  Blood sugar - one of the main indicators of human health
 , High blood pressure and cataracts Cataracts - how to solve the problem completely?  Cataracts - how to solve the problem completely?

Now for the treatment of hemangiomas also use beta-blockers, interferon-alpha and immunosuppressants point - is, however, only in the experiments.

In any case, before taking a decision on the treatment of hemangiomas, you need to carefully consider the need for this therapy, because in most cases, birthmarks go away without treatment. If necessary, a hemangioma can be cured later - at a later age, the child will bring better treatment.


Is it possible to remove a birthmark in the child?

The answer to this question depends on the type of birthmark Birthmarks: what do they say?  Birthmarks: what do they say?
 . Some of the above nevi (eg hemangioma) should be removed. If a birthmark does not cause inconvenience, it is best not to touch it, and eventually it will disappear by itself. Of course, a large hemangioma on the face of the child hardly please the parents, but we must understand that the stain will disappear by itself by the time when the child starts school. In addition, doctors also recommend that parents resort to treatment. Some experts have criticized the expectant approach, citing the fact that the birthmarks never disappear completely, and early intervention can effectively remove some types of birthmarks. Therefore, before deciding, consult a number of experts.


Options for treatment of birthmarks

Options for treatment of birthmarks: cryosurgery (surgery with freezing birthmark), surgery, X-ray or laser therapy, and steroid therapy. Scars remaining after removal of birthmark, can be eliminated with the help of cosmetic surgery. "Wine stains" can not be the complete removal, but laser therapy makes them less noticeable. Warts usually removed surgically.

Birthmarks on the baby's skin - its excessive proliferation of certain cells. There are vascular (Angioma), pigmented birthmarks and warty. Birthmarks can persist for life and may disappear with time. Some birthmarks are poetic names, such as a spot on the back of the head called a "stork bite" and a spot on the forehead or eyelids - "the kiss of an angel." These reddish birthmarks usually disappear after a few months after birth, but in some cases persist for many years, before puberty. Other types of birthmarks can be maintained for life.

In fact, birthmarks - moles are small, although there are also large birthmarks brown, ugly and often overgrown with hair. The only way to remove these birthmarks - surgical removal, but a large spot size, its unusual shape or inconvenient location (for example, in the crease of the body) often complicates this simple procedure. There are several main types of birthmarks:


Warts (pigmented nevi)

Warts - a rounded nodules formed due to the strong proliferation of the epithelium and of the underlying papillary layer of the skin. Most warts are very common, it is harmless to the skin seal. Typically, warts are colored black or brown color, rarely - pink. Warts can be flat or convex, round or irregular shape, and also occur warts, hairy. Warts can appear anywhere in the body.

At birth, the warts are imperceptible and only appear in early childhood and adolescence. At puberty Puberty child - stages of a complex path  Puberty child - stages of a complex path
   the number of warts on the body increases also change the shape and the color of their tumors. The average adult human body can be found 15-20 warts.

In the early stages of moles may be inflamed and red, but over time they change color and become less noticeable. In rare cases, warts have a malignant character. Therefore, any wart that appeared after 35 years, require a medical examination. Pregnancy and birth control pills act as a catalyst to warts: darken and become more noticeable. For surgical removal of warts is recommended to resort to the following:

  • If the wart is increasingly dark.
  • If the build-up has a uniform color.
  • If the wart is growing rapidly in size.
  • If you change the edge of a wart - like getting torn or reddened.
  • If warts are visible around the tiny black dots.
  • If the wart bleeds, you should immediately show it to the doctor.
  • If the wart is scratched.

Typically, the warts did not require treatment, and any interference is contraindicated. Exception: If the warts inconvenience or spoil the appearance. After the non-professional wart removal may remain scars.

Birthmarks and hemangiomas - the face aggressive treatment? - Types

June 17, 2007

  • Birthmarks and hemangiomas - the face aggressive treatment?
  • Types
  • Treatment

 types of hemangiomas

Types of hemangiomas

Hemangioma, or of capillary hemangioma Capillary hemangioma - bad skin defect  Capillary hemangioma - bad skin defect
   - A mole that looks like a big red spot; it appears shortly after birth, grows during the first year of life, and then gradually disappear. Hemangiomas are usually benign and are not associated with any violations. In most cases, it is not required to treat hemangiomas. Usually by the age of ten, she either disappears completely or almost imperceptible trail of leaves.

 Types | birthmarks and hemangiomas - the face aggressive treatment?

Hemangioma - one of the most common types of birthmarks Birthmarks: what do they say?  Birthmarks: what do they say?
 . Hemangioma - a benign tumor A benign tumor - is not always safe  A benign tumor - is not always safe
 It developed from the blood vessels.

  • Flaming nevi (Nevus Flammeus) or "wine stain" - a birthmark consisting of arachnids expanded blood vessels in the skin. These flat red spots often found on the face and scalp. Surgically remove them it is impossible, you have to use laser therapy or infrared radiation. "Wine stains" can disguise or make-up paint.
  • Cavernous hemangioma - a birthmark that appears in the body of the child shortly after birth, grows rapidly, and is transformed from a small bluish spot in the reddish-blue cluster of blood vessels that can bleed. Size hemangioma is growing rapidly, but in the end it decreases. For ten years on the body of the child remains a discreet white scar. For the treatment of cavernous hemangioma also do not recommend surgery, as this may lead to a more visible scar.
  • Cavernous hemangioma - a large birthmark, which can lead to secondary infections and ulceration of the skin. Cavernous hemangiomas often bleed, especially when any damage to built-up edge.
  • Capillary hemangioma (angiomatous naevus) is also known as "strawberry" hemangiomas. Most often this type of hemangioma occurs in premature infants, and infants may appear a few days after birth. Rapidly growing.
  • "Stork Bite" - some infants at the back there is a red birthmark, often covered with hair.
  • Youth warts Warts - germ of cancer?  Warts - germ of cancer?
   - A teenager in his arms and torso of the child may appear large brown wart covered with hair. Remove them is impossible, because after the removal of the scars are still visible, but the warts themselves within a short time reappear.
  • "Mongol" spots - such birthmarks with color from blue to pale gray, found in infants on the back and buttocks, and sometimes on the legs and shoulders. "Mongol" spots completely harmless and disappears within 18-24 months.
  • Hanging moles - Hanging moles are most often found on the neck, armpits and groin. Hanging moles can be removed current, radio waves, liquid nitrogen or laser.



Hemangiomas may be present at birth, but usually appear within the first weeks of life. Hemangioma appears as flat red spots, mostly on the face, scalp or back of the neck. Usually, children one hemangioma, but there may be several.

In the first year of life hemangioma is growing rapidly (reaching, on average, 5-7, 6 cm in diameter, sometimes - more). Then it stops growing, and it gradually disappears.

In half of hemangiomas are before the child is five years old, and the rest, as a rule, extend to ten years.

The doctor checks the status of hemangiomas during routine inspections. Contact your doctor if the hemangioma bleeds, becomes solid and / or painful, and if it is a significant increase in a short period of time.



Hemangiomas are formed from an abnormally dense group of blood vessels. It is not clear why the blood vessels are grouped in such a way, although some scientists suggest that there is a connection between hemangiomas and certain proteins that the placenta develops during pregnancy.


Risk factors

The most commonly hemangiomas occur in girls, premature babies and Caucasians.



Damage hemangiomas can cause pain, bleeding, scarring or infection. Depending on where the hemangioma, they may hinder the development of the child, as well as respiration, and remove waste from the body, but this rarely occurs.



For the diagnosis of hemangioma is usually sufficient visual inspection. Special diagnostic procedures are required only in rare cases.